Please check our main Recreation & Parks webpage for all updates. 

  • In-person camps will begin on June 29. Due to safety requirements, many camps initially set to begin this month have been cancelled.
  • This spreadsheet is a list of camps that are ready to run. This list will grow weekly, so please check back often.
  • HCRP Summer Camp COVID Safety Policies (updated June 2020)
  • Click here for a list of our online/virtual camps.
  • Click here for a list of our adult in-person programs.
  • Click here for a list of our youth in-person programs.
  • Click here for a list of our Family online programs.
  • If you are uncertain as to the status of an upcoming camp or program, please contact our registration staff at 410-313-7275 or registration@howardcountymd.gov
  • Know before you go! Call our inclement weather line about programs, classes, events, community centers, and parks: www.howardcountymd.gov/inclementweatherlines


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Howard County Recreation & Parks offers tennis programs, camps and leagues for all ages and skill levels (from beginners to adult recreational players). 

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For more information, please contact the Krista Billingsley, 410-313-4637 or kbillingsley@howardcountymd.gov

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Tennis Coach Opportunities

Looking for a job this fall or spring? HCRP is hiring Assistant Tennis Instructors for youth tennis classes. Classes run weekday afternoons from 4pm-7:30pm and weekends varying between the hours of 8am-6pm at various parks in Howard County. Fall classes start in September and Spring classes start at the end of March. Candidates must be reliable, mature, courteous, professional and have knowledge/experience playing or instructing tennis.

 
To apply for a tennis coaching postion, please contact Krista Billingsley at kbillingsley@howardcountymd.gov
 

 

Camps/Programs/Lessons

Virtual Programs

USTA Virtual Tennis Fitness, Life Skills & STEAM (6-12 yrs)

This unique, interactive class develops and hones your skills in the comfort of your home! Enjoy creative, tennis-relevant exercises, footwork drills, and shadow stroke training. Gain STEAM concepts (science, tech, engineering, art & math) and  life skills (sportsmanship, resilience, managing emotions). Tennis experience not required - program is open to all levels. Class run by US Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) via Zoom. 

 

USTA Virtual Cardio Tennis (13 yrs +)

This fun, high-energy cardio class features the energy, movement and fun of tennis for a full-body. calorie-burning aerobic workout right from home.  Instructor incorporates tennis moves used for ball striking, foot work and balance along with strength training and flexibility exercises.  Class guaranteed to make you stronger and more agile for your return to the tennis court. This interactive online class is provided by US Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) via Zoom. 

Camps

 

Summer Camps:

  • Junior Tennis & Swim (5-7 yrs)
    Campers of all ability levels learn and develop the proper form needed to play tennis through QuickStart teaching methods using portable pop-up tennis nets in the gymnasium or on tennis courts. After the lesson, campers enjoy a recreational swim at the pool. Fee includes t-shirt and entrance to pool. Extended swim option available where you may remain at the RCCC pool and must be picked up at the pool no later than 5 PM.
     
  • Tennis, Golf & Play Camp (5-8 yrs)
    This camp introduces you to two lifetime sports that stay with you forever. Learn tennis according to the QuickStart format based on USTA standards and SNAG golf equipment designed to enhance learning. The modified equipment helps teach the basics while having fun in a safe and non-competitive environment. Friday is the first rain date.
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  • TGA Premier Youth Tennis Summer Camp (6-11 yrs)
    The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA Premier Youth Tennis Camps which offer an unforgettable experience for your child by combining expert instruction, daily matches and exciting activities that keep them active all day.  Each day of the camp will include station-based instructions (racquet and rally skills), athletic development, rules & etiquette and character development lessons, STEM experiments, fun games, and match play. Program is taught by USTA-trained and background-screened coaches. All tennis equipment is provided during the program (e.g. racquets, balls, pop up nets) and all students receive prizes. Ideal for new and novice tennis players, but all experience levels are welcome to join. All participants must complete the USTA's waiver before participation in any program https://tinyurl.com/USTAMASWAVIER
  • Junior Development Tennis with Shantha Chandra (7-16 yrs)
    This camp is perfect for all skill levels, whether you are a beginner who has never picked up a racket, an advanced beginner, or are returning to camp to learn new skills or improve on old ones! Join us for a variety of drills and games leading up to an introduction to match play. QuickStart tennis format (with age-appropriate specific color pressure-less balls) is used for younger players. Enjoy the fun competition with players of the same skill level.  Everyone plays in skill based matches with scoring. Please bring a light snack (no nut products) and filled water bottle. Friday is reserved for the first rain date.
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  • Tennis & Swim (7-14 yrs)
    Develop the proper form needed to play at your desired level. All ability levels learn and improve skills and techniques needed to enjoy tennis. After the lesson and match play, cool off with a daily swim in the pool at the Roger Carter Community Center (RCCC) in Ellicott City. You are bused to the pool and pickup is at Roger Carter Community Center by 2:30 PM. Extended swim option available where you may remain at the RCCC pool and must be picked up at the pool no later than 5 PM. Fee includes t-shirt and entrance to pool.
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  • Junior USA Team Tennis Small Group Lesson with Shantha Chandra (11-18 yrs)
  • Small group lessons for advanced beginners and intermediate players to freshen up on your basic ground strokes, serving, scoring and match play. Friday is reserved for the first rain date. 

Before or After-School and School's Out Programs

 
Spring Break Programs:

Junior Development Tennis with Shantha Chandra (7-16 yrs)

This camp is perfect for all skill levels, whether you are a beginner who has never picked up a racket, an advanced beginner, or are returning to camp to learn new skills or improve on old ones! Join us for a variety of drills and games leading up to an introduction to match play. QuickStart tennis format (with age-appropriate specific color pressure-less balls) is used for younger players. Enjoy the fun competition with players of the same skill level.  Everyone plays in skill based matches with scoring. Please bring a light snack (no nut products) and filled water bottle. Friday is reserved for the first rain date.

 

Junior USA Team Tennis Small Group Lesson with Shantha Chandra (11-18 yrs)Small group lessons for advanced beginners and intermediate players to freshen up on your basic ground strokes, serving, scoring and match play. Friday is reserved for the first rain date. 

 

School Year Programs:

TGA Premier Youth Tennis (6-11 yrs)
The US Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA (Teach, Grow, Achieve) Premier Youth Tennis, the first and only national tennis enrichment program in the country. Students develop tennis skills utilizing kid-friendly equipment in a play-to-learn style that gets you rallying and having fun right away. In addition, learn relevant enrichment skills such as sportsmanship, math, science, technology, history, and more as they advance through our five-level program. Parents receive weekly email updates and process report at the end. Program is taught by USTA-trained coaches inside the school's gym. We provide all tennis equipment including racquet and balls. Open to all skill levels, but ideal for beginners. Fee includes prize, wristband, and student handbook. 

CLICK HERE to view photos of the program!

 

TGA Premier Youth Tennis - Intermediate Level (8-11 yrs)

The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA (Teach, Grow, Achieve) Premier Youth Tennis, the first and only national tennis enrichment program in the country. Students will develop tennis skills utilizing youth-friendly equipment in a play-to-learn style that gets them rallying and having fun right away. In addition, students will work on higher skill level activities and participate in various match play situations to get them prepared in future competitive environments. All students receive a wristband, prize, and a student handbook. Program is taught by USTA-trained and background-screened coaches utilizing the most current teaching methodology. All tennis equipment is provided (e.g. racquets, balls, pop up nets). Ideal for students that can consistently rally and/or have already participated in at least two previous tennis sessions. 

 

School's Out TGA Premier Youth Tennis Clinic (6-11 yrs) 
The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA Premier Youth Tennis One-Day Clinics which offer an unforgettable experience for your child by combining expert instruction, daily matches and exciting activities that keep them active all day.  This one-day clinic will include station-based instructions (racquet and rally skills), athletic development, rules & etiquette and character development lessons, discussions on STEM concepts in tennis, fun games, and match play. Program is taught by USTA-trained and background-screened coaches. All tennis equipment is provided during the program (e.g. racquets, balls, pop up nets) and all students receive prizes. Ideal for new and novice tennis players, but all experience levels are welcome to join. 

 

TGA Premier Middle School Tennis (11-14 yrs)
The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA Premier Youth Tennis, the first and only national tennis enrichment program in the country. Students will develop tennis skills utilizing smaller tennis courts and youth-friendly equipment in a play-to-learn style that gets them rallying and having fun right away. In addition, students will learn relevant character development and STEM skills such as sportsmanship, respect, math, science, technology, and more. Middle school programs include a focus on match play, team competition, and strategies to prep students for their future high school tennis team. Program is taught by USTA-trained and background-screened coaches. All tennis equipment is provided during the program (e.g. racquets, balls, pop up nets) and all students receive prizes. Ideal for new and novice tennis players. 

 

All participants must complete the USTA’s waiver before participation in any program: https://tinyurl.com/USTAMASWAIVER.
 

Youth Programs

 

 

Tennis Lessons with Shantha Chandra:

  • Play Time Tennis  (3-6 yrs)

  • Learn tennis and have fun with others while working on balance, agility and reaction time. Bring a junior-sized racket (19”, 21” or 23”).

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  • 10 & Under Tennis (6-10 yrs)

  • Drills, games, instruction and QuickStart tennis techniques designed by the USTA are used for beginning players to learn tennis fundamentals, balance, and coordination skills. Bring a junior-size racket (23” to 25”).

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  • Small Group Tennis Lessons (6-10 yrs - Winter Season Only)

  • Small group lessons for 10 and under QuickStart Tennis Players. Drills, instruction and QuickStart tennis techniques designed by the USTA are used for beginning players to learn tennis fundamentals, balance and coordination skills. This is an exciting new play format for learning tennis, designed to bring kids into the game by using specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions, and simplified scoring, all tailored to match youth age and size. Bring a junior-size racket (21” to 25”). 

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  • Parent-Child Tennis (7-14 yrs)

  • Parents and children, learn how to work together to develop and improve tennis skills. Same parent should attend each week for consistency in learning.

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  • Boys & Girls Rule the Court (8-12 yrs)

  • Beginners learn the fundamentals of tennis with an emphasis on social interaction with other boys or girls that are new to tennis. While progressing through the basics of tennis, develop sportsmanship and self-confidence on and off the court. Enjoy tennis drills and games while helping each other by sharing your learning experiences and by relying on individual talents in the sport.

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  • Tennis Lessons with Shantha Chandra (11-16 yrs)

  • Learn and improve your basic skills in group and match play. Advanced beginners learn consistent stroke production, baseline serving, volleys, and play short sets with no add scoring.

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  • Team Tennis/Match Play with Shantha Chandra (11-18 yrs)

  • Players should have fairly consistent strokes with medium pace shots, be able to rally and serve from baseline and keep score. Players must have some knowledge of volleys and lobs. Teams are decided and each team plays matches against other teams (doubles, singles, and mixed doubles).

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  • Junior USA Team Tennis with Shantha Chandra (12-18 yrs)

  • Advanced beginner and intermediate players, refresh basic ground strokes, volleys, serving, overheads, lobs and scoring. Then enjoy match-play singles and doubles/court positions. Baseline serving is a must since play begins from the baseline.

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  • High School Development Team Tennis with Shantha Chandra (13-18 yrs)

  • Advanced beginners and intermediate players improve basic skills and learn volleys, lobs, over heads, drop shots, serving, scoring and consistent ground strokes. Match play against similar and challenging abilities in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Builds confidence to try out for High School Varsity Tennis teams.

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HCRP Tennis Lessons:

  • Youth Tennis - Parent/Child (4-6 yrs)

  • Our youngest beginners, with the help of a parent, will learn and develop the basic tennis skills through fun exercises and games. Same parent should attend each week for consistency in learning.

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  • Tennis Essentials (6-14 yrs)

  • Learn and improve your basic skills in group and match play. Beginners learn the forehand, the backhand, volleys, serving and scoring. Advanced beginners learn consistent stroke production, baseline serving, volleys, and play short sets with no add scoring. Weekly games and drills help teach basic skills and create an exciting environment.

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  • Youth Beginner Tennis (8-12 yrs)

  • This introductory tennis class uses Quick Start tennis nets to reduce the court size to help make the learning process easier and more enjoyable. Learn the forehand, the backhand, volleys, serving and scoring. Weekly games and drills help teach basic skills and create an exciting environment.

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  • Youth Advanced Beginner Tennis (10-14 yrs)

  • Designed for advanced beginners already able to consistently hit the ball over the net and ready to take their game to the next level with serves and match play. Includes refresher drills for all strokes to help improve all facets of your game.

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  • Youth Intermediate Tennis (11-16 yrs)

  • Want to make the high school team or improve your position? This program prepares you for match play tennis. Review how to hit forehands, backhands, serving, volleying and scoring.

Tennis Lessons with the Baltimore Tennis Patrons: